What can one person do?

On November 8, 1897, Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker was born. Her simple efforts to feed the poor and change society have reaped a harvest of people inspired by her example to work for peace and justice and to care for the poor.

But some people are disheartened by the extent of poverty, injustice, and war. But Dorothy Day, deeply rooted in the Gospels sensed that God works with the little things we do. As she wrote:

“People say, ‘What good can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. We can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment. But we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fishes.”

 

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